Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Memphis, Tennessee Iron Works

 Last Friday while orienting the students to Mound Bayou, I noticed a partial emblem on the iron work design of the Bank of Mound Bayou Building.  Without a specific name, I cannot locate anything on it, yet, as there were several Memphis iron works companies during the time period.  If anyone recognizes the shield, please let me know.

Another detail that had escaped me earlier, was the Jones & Laughlin name on the beam.  Jones & Laughlin was a major steel works company from the 1800s forward.

1 comment:

NMissC said...

Jones and Laughlin were a party in the famous case about Pres. Truman's seizure of the steel industry during the Korean War.

I would be very surprised if someone at the Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis couldn't help you ID that Memphis piece, in my experience probably off the top of the head.